One of my fondest DL memories is the day when I stopped to hear Rod near park closing and then talked with him for a few HOURS after. I heard so many stories about DL back in the day, about him playing at a pizza joint before Coke Corner...he seemed to be a genuine fan of all things Disney...Walt in particular...he told many Walt stories (although he was gone before Rod arrived). Rod got particularly excited about a story involving the guy who Walt hired to do the castle. He met this man (sorry, forgot his name) and the guy gave Rod a letter Walt wrote him in praise of his work. Well, Rod was so excited about this letter that, rather than simply describing it to me, he darted to his office, xeroxed a copy for me and even stopped by the candy shop to get a bag to keep it dry (it was raining that night). Truly a day I'll never forget and the park just doesn't seem the same without him!